Staff

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Ysabel Pinyol Blasi

Executive Director and Curator

Executive director and co-founder of Monira Residencies at Mana Contemporary (Miami, Jersey City, and Chicago). Originally from Barcelona, she earned a Master of Architecture from Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona in 2006. Blasi began collecting art more than twenty years ago and from 2007 to 2011 directed a gallery in Barcelona that represented international emerging artists. Her publications include The Bull and the Donkey (Barcelona, Spain: Galeria Ysabel Pinyol, 2008); Trivium, (Miami, FL: Mana Wynwood, 2016); and “Alt-Art Spaces and the Question of Identity Refusal,” Brooklyn Rail, 2017. Ysabel Pinyol Blasi continues to curate diverse and ground breaking exhibitions through the Monira Foundation as Chief Curator.

BROOKLYN, NY - JANUARY 18: Artist Anne Muntges on January 18, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York. © Ann Hermes 2020
Anne Muntges

Director of Residencies and Development

Anne Muntges directs grants and development for the Monira Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation Anne was Program Officer of Fiscal Sponsorship for the New York Foundation for the Arts where she worked with artists to develop fundraising strategies and project development. She has worked with several non profit organizations including the Center for Book Arts in New York as well as the Western New York Book Art Center in Buffalo, directing education programs, studio and community development, and overseeing residencies. Anne received an MFA from the University at Buffalo and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. She maintains an active studio at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City and an active exhibition schedule.

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Diego Roque

Media Director

Diego aka Dago is a visual creative artist in the mediums of video and music production who seeks to create unique cinematic and sonic experiences. He produces media content for the Monira Foundation.